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From Old French restitucion, from Latin restitutio.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛstɪˈtjuʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛstɪˈtuʃən/
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restitution (countable and uncountable, plural restitutions)

  1. (law) A process of compensation for losses.
  2. The act of making good or compensating for loss or injury.
    • 1633, Edmund Spenser, A Vewe of the Present State of Irelande  [], Dublin: [] Sir James Ware; reprinted as A View of the State of Ireland [], Dublin: [] the Society of Stationers, [] Hibernia Press, [] By John Morrison, 1809:
      A restitution of ancient rights unto the crown.
    • 1636, George Sandys, Paraphrase upon the Psalms and Hymns dispersed throughout the Old and New Testaments
      He [] restitution to the value makes.
  3. A return or restoration to a previous condition or position.
    the restitution of an elastic body
    • 2011, Evangelos Tsotsas; Arun S. Mujumdar, Modern Drying Technology, Experimental Techniques - Page 314:
      The force–displacement curve of perfectly plastic contact partners does not show elastic restitution.
  4. That which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroyed; compensation.
    • 1998 December 19, “Restitution and the Problem of Stolen Art”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Valery Kulishov, Russia's restitution director, pledged his country's assistance in obtaining restitution for individual victims, and turned over three secret documents bearing on stolen or missing artworks.
  5. (medicine) The movement of rotation which usually occurs in childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which causes the latter to point towards the side to which it was directed at the beginning of labour.


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restitution f (plural restitutions)

  1. restitution

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